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Mobile Open Shop with Starlight

Mobile Open Shop announcement

Our next Mobile Open Shop will be at Starlight, 2709 W Devon, on Sunday 10/23 from 12 – 2:30 pm. This will be like our standard Open Shop hours, but in a fun new location! Experienced volunteers will be there with tools to help you repair your bike.

Thanks to funding from the Young Leaders Fund of the Chicago Community Trust, we’re holding Mobile Open Shop events in community spaces around the city, bringing our Recyclery mechanics programs beyond our walls.

We’re absolutely delighted to be teaming up for this next event with Starlight, a warm community space packed with free engaging programming, dedicated to exploring the history and future of Black and South Asian solidarity. Let’s meet there and fix some bikes!

Full details HERE.

“As-is” Bike Sale, Part II: the Final Act

¡ As-is Bike Sale – Last Call !

Come scoop up some quality used bikes that need a little TLC!

Sunday, October 9, 11am – 2pm

713 Seward St, Evanston

Google Maps location

Two blocks from the South Blvd L stop
Google Maps directions

Prices start at $30
Cash or card
Buy 1, get 1 half off
Buy 2, get 1 free
(of equal or lesser value)

All bikes sold at this event are in need of repair, and are being sold entirely as-is.
No refunds, no warranty. All sales are final.

See you there!

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Our Mission

The Recyclery Collective is an educational bike shop that promotes sustainability by giving access to tools, skills, and opportunities for collaboration.

Our Vision

We envision a diverse, resilient neighborhood filled with knowledgeable, self-reliant cyclists.

Our Values

  • Collaboration: We create opportunities for people of all backgrounds to work, share, and learn together to support a practical form of transportation.
  • Social Justice: We provide tools and resources to empower underserved populations and nurture community leaders.
  • Ecological Sustainability: We encourage the mindful use of resources and promote cycling as a part of building more resilient communities.
  • Celebrating Everything We Do: We like to have fun while working hard to make bicycles and mechanics accessible.

Our Structure

The Recyclery is a 501c3 non-profit run primarily by volunteers. All major decisions are made by a quorum of collective members at a twice-a-month meeting. The Collective follows a consensus decision making model and is open to anyone willing to put in the time and effort to fulfill collective entry requirements. A few staff members are paid for administrative tasks, fixing bikes for sale, and teaching classes. Meet our collective and staff members here.

Our Support

The Recyclery is grateful for all the support we receive from the wider community.